Department News

Below are articles from various sources about members of MCB and their research.

May 16, 2023

Susan Marqusee NSFCongratulations to Susan Marqusee on her new leadership role as Assistant Director at the NSF starting June 20, 2023. Marqusee will work for the federal government on loan from UC Berkeley to lead the NSF's effort across the BIO Directorate and work together with the rest of the executive leadership team to further the overall mission of the NSF.

May 16, 2023

Oligodendrocyte with microtubules in green and myelin basic protein (MBP) in red (Meng-meng Fu)Learn about MCB's exciting research, launch of Molecular Therapeutics division, new faculty, amazing alumni, and much more...

May 09, 2023

FirestoneGary Firestone, Professor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology, has been named the the recipient of the 2023 Berkeley Faculty Service Award by the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate.

May 02, 2023

Feller and RioCongratulations to Professor of Neurobiology Marla Feller and Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology Donald Rio for being elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

April 27, 2023

US News rakingThe U.S. News & World Report has released their 2023-2024 graduate program rankings and Berkeley's Biological Sciences was ranked 3rd overall in the country.

April 21, 2023

HariharanProfessor of Cell Biology, Development and Physiology Iswar Hariharan was recently announced the winner of the 2023 Jessica Blanche Peixotto Award, an inaugural L&S Faculty Award. Awardees were selected for their exceptional scholarship, service to the College and community, and transformational teaching.

April 19, 2023

Feller AAA&SProfessor of Neurobiology Marla Feller has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Feller is one of 269 individuals elected in 2023 to the Academy which is an honorary society and an independent policy organization with initiatives in the arts, democracy, education, global affairs, and science.

April 19, 2023

Doudna and BanfieldA new research initiative led by Professors Jennifer Doudna and Jill Banfield at the Innovative Genomics Institute received $70 million in funding for their project entitled “Engineering the Microbiome with CRISPR to Improve our Climate and Health.” It is the largest scientific projec

April 14, 2023

Bautista and FletcherTwo MCB faculty members have recently been named winners of Graduate Division's 2023 Mentoring Awards.

March 25, 2023

Yang DanYang Dan, Professor of Neurobiology, was named the winner of the 2023 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience. The Scolnick Prize is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute for outstanding achievements in neuroscience. Read more...